This text shows how to integrate storytelling into curriculum design and use the principles of storytelling as a measurement of learning and literacies. It also covers important copyright and fair use information, and offers numerous implementation tips, concrete examples, and illustrative video clips. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, the book is designed to help them: Teach their students to create digital stories that employ effective principles of storytelling, technology application, and media technique.; Use digital storytelling as a tool to promote the development of emerging literacies, such as digital and media literacy, as well as traditional literacies, such as reading, writing, speaking, and art.; Help students use digital storytelling as an academic tool to explore content and to communicate what they understand.; Understand the importance of combining the power of story and critical thinking as an approach to teaching and learning.

Thinking About Story: The Story Core, Story Mapping, Story Types
Thinking about story: The story core, story mapping, story types
Honoring the Storytelling Covenant

Storytelling is an ancient social dynamic that is built on an unspoken covenant of trust between tellers and listeners. Tellers trust that they will receive the attention of the listeners and not be distracted during their delivery. In return, listeners trust that the speaker will honor their time and attention by telling a story that is interesting and engaging and that creates and resolves a state of expectation. In addition, tellers trust that they will be granted a good deal of latitude in telling their stories. They don't like to be questioned during story delivery or told to hurry along. On the other ...

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